Leaflet Marker Tooltip centered

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I want to display the tooltip centered (inside) of the marker.


I want to display a count for each marker (first -> last) and I've found out I could do that with tooltip (Any better suggestions)

so my marker looks like this now,

var marker = L.marker(latlng, {icon: blueIcon}).bindTooltip(feature.properties.count, 
                permanent: true, 
                direction: 'right'

I couldn't find any further documentation on direction centered or similar.

The tooltip provides the functionality to see which was the first and last marker however it seems not to be best practice.

So my questions:

  • Is there a better solution than tooltip?
  • how can I display the count centered in the marker?


Current: enter image description here

wanted: enter image description here

(Here I would make the background invis so I could just see the text.)



answered 6 months ago 0x45 #1

I've found out you could add direction: center. Ref: http://leafletjs.com/reference-1.0.0.html#tooltip-direction

I've solved my problem with DivIcon

var numberIcon = L.divIcon({
                    className: "number-icon-default",
                    iconSize: [25, 41],
                    iconAnchor: [10, 44],
                    popupAnchor: [3, -40],
                    html: feature.properties.count        

with the css like

    background-image: url("#{request.contextPath}/lib/leaflet/images/marker-icon.png");
    text-shadow: 1px 1px #000000;
    font-size: large;
    font-weight: bold;


enter image description here

answered 6 months ago ghybs #2

Is there a better solution than tooltip?

Not necessarily "better" (which depends on your exact requirements), but a more simple solution would be to use a Marker Icon with some HTML text in it.

Many Leaflet plugins can provide you with such feature, e.g. Leaflet.extra-markers:

var map = L.map('map').setView([48.86, 2.35], 11);

var redMarker = L.ExtraMarkers.icon({
  number: '42',
  icon: 'fa-number',
  markerColor: 'red',
  shape: 'square',
  prefix: 'fa'

L.marker([48.86, 2.35], {
  icon: redMarker

L.tileLayer('https://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', {
  attribution: '&copy; <a href="http://osm.org/copyright">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors'
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<script src="https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/dist/leaflet-src.js" integrity="sha512-IkGU/uDhB9u9F8k+2OsA6XXoowIhOuQL1NTgNZHY1nkURnqEGlDZq3GsfmdJdKFe1k1zOc6YU2K7qY+hF9AodA==" crossorigin=""></script>

<!-- Leaflet.extramarkers assets -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/src/assets/css/leaflet.extra-markers.css" />
<script src="https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/src/assets/js/leaflet.extra-markers.js"></script>

<div id="map" style="height: 200px"></div>

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